GreenUtica is a nonprofit organization that preserves, beautifies, and promotes Utica’s parks and natural environment for the enjoyment of all. Originally founded in June of 2002 as the Central New York Conservancy (CNYC), the Conservancy rebranded as GreenUtica in 2023 to better align with its mission to develop programs and events that enable us to lead the preservation and beautification of Utica’s parks and natural environment to enhance quality of life.
Years of Preserving Utica’s Parks
Acres of Park Systems
Years Utica’s Parks Have Been in Existence
To lead the preservation and beautification of Utica’s parks and natural environment to enhance quality of life.
To develop programs and events that enable us to lead the preservation and beautification of Utica’s parks and natural environment to enhance quality of life.
Our Core Values
GreenUtica has a plan for every season.
GreenUtica’s Greenest Block Competition
Yoga in the Parks
GreenUtica Lecture Series
How many dog-friendly hiking trails are there in Utica, NY?
A number of our parks have dog-friendly walking circles and trails, including F.T. Proctor Park, T.R. Proctor Park, Roscoe Conkling Park, the Memorial Parkway, and the North Utica Park.
How old are Utica’s parks?
Chancellor Park is the oldest of Utica’s parks and dates back to the mid-1800s.
How many parks are in Utica?
17 parks, including district parks, neighborhood parks, and playgrounds.
Who is Frederick Law Olmsted Jr.?
Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. was an American landscape architect and city planner. In addition to working on Utica’s parks, he also worked in Acadia, the Everglades, and Yosemite National Park. His father, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., was the architect-in-chief of Central Park in New York City.
Who is responsible for maintaining Utica’s parks?
GreenUtica was established to help the City of Utica care for, preserve, and beautify Utica’s parks and parkway system and works in tangent with local organizations to maintain and restore the walking trails, monuments, and other structures in Utica’s parks.